Dear First Grade Families,
Welcome to first grade at Gold Rush Elementary! My name is Bree Roon and I will be your child's first grade teacher this year. First grade is a time where students grow by leaps and bounds, both socio-emotionally and academically; and it is such a FUN year, too! I am honored to partner with you and be a part of your child’s journey!
This will be my fifteenth year as a teacher. In addition to my teaching licensure from the University of N Colorado, I have a Masters Degree in reading and literacy and a Linguistically Diverse Education Endorsement. Over the years, I have been a classroom teacher, an ESL teacher, a reading interventionist and a teacher coach/evaluator. I have had the opportunity to teach in various schools in several districts and I can say that Gold Rush is THE BEST! I taught ESL here at GRE for five years when the school first opened, and I am so excited to be coming back to the school community that I think of as home. In fact, it is home! I live just down the street.
My husband, Brian, and I both grew up in Colorado. After a few years in California, we were both eager to return to our Colorado roots. We have two children; Evan will be attending first grade here at GRE and Kora is in pre-school. We also have two rambunctious dogs, Rowdy and Stella. Life keeps us busy and we like to be outdoors when we can—camping, hiking, swimming, playing at the park, and cheering on Evan at his baseball games. We are also big fans of all the Colorado sports teams, especially the Broncos!
I look forward to meeting you and getting to know your child! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions in the meantime.